Definition of express
Verb from Mediaeval Latin expressare, form of Latin exprimere ("to represent, to describe; to press out"), from ex- ("out") + primere ("to press"). Cognate to espresso.
Adjective from form expressus.
- (UK) IPA: /ɛk.spɹɛs/ SAMPA: /Ek.sprEs/
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- Rhymes: -ɛs
express (comparative more express, superlative most express)
- Moving or operating quickly, as a train not making local stops.
- (comparable) Specific or precise.
I gave him express instructions not to begin until I arrived, but he ignored me.
- Truly depicted; exactly resembling.
In my eyes it bore a livelier image of the spirit, it seemed more express and single, than the imperfect and divided countenance.
express (plural expresses)
- A mode of transportation, often a train, that travels quickly or directly.
I took the express into town.
of a train): fast train
- (of a train): local, stopper
to express (third-person singular simple present expresses, present participle expressing, simple past and past participle expressed)
- (transitive) To convey or communicate; to make known or explicit.
Words cannot express the love I feel for him.
- (transitive) To secrete or cause to be secreted, especially said of milk.
- (biochemistry) To translate messenger RNA into protein.
- (biochemistry) To transcribe deoxyribonucleic acid into messenger RNA.
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